Roman Festival welcoming the Spring, May 1-2)
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CONSILIUM…
In this corner of our site we’ll be posting notes on new people, new projects, and new online materials you may find interesting. Enjoy, and come back often.
Signing of the
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
You read it here first.
Patti Black will be working with Canada's Inuit and First Nations Land
Claim groups to organize a major national conference on Claims
Implementation November 11-14, 2003, in Ottawa. Hosted jointly by
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the NWT Aboriginal Summit and Makivik, the
conference theme will be "Redefining Relationships: Learning from a
Decade of Land Claims Implementation in Canada".
Over 200 participants
from claim groups and government across Canada and
internationally will share their land claim
implementation experiences, identify challenges, and
discuss future opportunities for collective action. Look
for a special web page on this site within the next few
weeks with additional details: if you'd like to be
included on the conference mailing list, email your
coordinates to Ryan Lotan at
- Marcel Mason,
Web Master of webmasters, is working with Terry
Rudden to put the finishing touches on NITC's
new website, due for launch in early June. The
site will incorporate a number of unique
features, including access to three languages
from any page. Now if only we could figure out
how to pop champagne cork online...
Peter Kapolak, Hugh Nateela and
Peter Kritaqliluk, NITC
Valerie in Liidli
Kue, NWT (formerly Ft. Simpson)
- Valerie Assinewe has just
completed a survey of scientific research on Aboriginal women's
health and healing in Canada. Prepared for the Aboriginal
Women's Health and Healing Research Group, Valerie's review will
provide this new national organization with the information they
need to establish priorities to complete their strategic plan.
This month will see the completion of
Flying Together, a year-long community
based planning project that was undertaken in each
of nine communities in the Mushkegowuk region of
Ontario. The project was co-sponsored by Wakenagun
Community Futures Development Corporation and
Mushkegowuk Council Employment and Training
Services. Co-ordinated Community Economic
Development and Human Resource Development Plans
were prepared in each community, as well as
Economic and Human Resource Development Plans for
the region as a whole. The
Flying Together project
team included Fred Weihs, Ron Ryan, and Patti
Black of Consilium, Flo Frank of Common Ground
Consulting, and Rick MacLeod Farley, John Rickard
and Peter Dixon for MacLeod Farley and Associates.
Forty seven people responded to last
month's "Do You Want To See A Picture of Terry's Frozen Finger
Online"? The result: forty five "no", one "yes", and one wag who said:
"Only if it's a digital photo." Get it? DIGITal? Har.
April's plethora yields
to May's paucity in the birthday department. In
fact, we don't have a single birthday to celebrate.
So by executive decision, May's Gossip Section will
salute the Blissfully Wedded Couples of Consilium (B.W.C.O.C.).
Happy Anniversary to:
Leslie and David (not
exactly as shown)
Fred Weihs and Kowyeesa
Owpaluk, celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary on
May 22nd, also the anniversary of Bob Dylan's Bar
Mitzvah in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Rudden and Valerie Assinewe, celebrating their 13th
anniversary on May 30th...the same anniversary as Paul
Simon and Edie Brickell.
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